Claudio Sposito, the CEO of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's personal holding company Fininvest, will quit in spring to create Italy's largest private equity fund, Sposito said Wednesday.
Atom Egoyan's "Ararat," Guy Madden's "Dracula: Pages From a Virgin's Diary" and "Spider" from David Cronenberg are among the Toronto Intl. Film Festival Group's picks for the Top Ten 2002.
United Intl. Pictures has appointed Paul Takaki as topper of its Japanese arm. He replaces Kiri Inomata, who is leaving after 19 years with the company.
BBC director general Greg Dyke unveiled a new set of "BBC values" to create a positive work environment at the pubcaster on Wednesday.
The European Union is championing new rules to tackle counterfeiting and piracy to help the entertainment industry protect intellectual property across the globe.
Tepuy Intl. has inked a Latin American distrib accord for Endemol's entire format catalogue, outside of countries where Endemol already has a presence.
The 20th edition of the Miami Intl. Film Fest unspools Feb. 21-March 2 with 65 features and full-length docus and three long shorts in the biggest program to date.
The European Union plans to block the territory's ailing cable companies from dominating broadband Internet.
Dogma helmer Lars von Trier's Zentropa Entertainments is axing 15 of its 85 staff members because of its reduced slate.
An uptick in the ad market, growth in subscriber numbers and extra radio assets have boosted net earnings 65% at Montreal-based Astral Media.
Pubcaster the BBC is launching a competition to choose the best foreign-language film released in the U.K. each year, to be held on its digital arts channel BBC4.